Dial code red in an emergency
The Red Cross in Singapore and more than 12,000 professionally trained people who can give first aid now use the iPhone app “Rapid Rescue”. In case of an emergency, users can activate the app and an alarm is sent to first aid givers within a range of 2km. Directions on a map are also provided.
Why it matters
This is a fast and effective way to attempt to save lives using technologies that are readily available. Will the creation of such a semi-professional medical network become the norm for NGO’s and medical services brands?
A local in-home beauty center and gym have joined forces, offering consumers free home-service personal training sessions, upon completing four beauty treatments. Additionally, if a set of personal training sessions are purchased you are entitled to a free massage session in the comfort of your own home.
Portugal is the first European country to receive the Dentist for Good programme in partnership with Fundação EDP, the country's biggest electrical company. The programme provides children from low-income families with free dental care until the age of 18. Vulnerable children are chosen in public schools based on their standard of living and oral health.